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Brunch Cocktails to Settle Your Stomach – Mimosa Alternatives

You’re probably familiar with traditional brunch drinks like the ever famous mimosa. While mimosas are delicious and refreshing, the acid in orange juice and champagne can have negative effects on your stomach lining. People who suffer from conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease or peptic ulcers are especially sensitive to high-citrus drinks. Ditch the citrus and try these amazing brunch drink alternatives.

Bisou Bisou

Add some tropical flavor to classic champagne! Combine 25 ml of Cognac, one tablespoon of vanilla sugar, the juice from one passion fruit and your favorite champagne!


Combine 25 ml of peach puree with your favorite top-notch champagne for a sweet treat that will pair perfectly with your brunch offerings — we’re thinking croissants or blueberry pancakes!

Champagne with rhubarb syrup

Rhubarb syrup will add a beautiful raspberry pink color to your drinks. Add a spoonful to the bottom of a glass and pour champagne or prosecco over it.

French 75

Pour gin over a solid sugar cube in the bottom of your glass for a drink that will pack a little more punch than your average mimosa.

Bloody Mary

Skip the champagne altogether and go straight for the vodka with a Bloody Mary. Combine two ounces of vodka, four ounces of tomato juice, five dashes of Worcestershire sauce, one ounce of lemon juice and tabasco or horseradish to taste to a cocktail shaker. Pour the liquid back and forth between the two shaker halves, and pour into a glass over ice. Many people garnish with vegetable curls.

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